This was a bit of a disappointing read. I love the idea of principles guiding actions, and these principles are great, but both this article and the linked additional documentation were very surface-level.
As an example of what I mean, my team at work recently codified our core cultural values. One reason this felt meaningful (instead of just corporate fluff) was that we applied these values when we were unsure how to evaluate an interviewing, and having a codified list of values helped us make a decision that felt grounded in a common understanding of the kind of person we agreed makes a good teammate.
I wish this post had similar case studies. I’ve often been in engineering scenarios where there are two designs that both roughly seem like good ideas, and I’d have loved to see a case where following a core design principle helped make a decision one way or the other.